MESA Accessibility Supplement: Classifying Fingerprints
This unit introduces methods for identifying and classifying fingerprints. Providing raised-line drawings or enlarged reproductions of fingerprints will help make this unit more accessible to students with visual impairments. The binary math used in the classification and storage of fingerprints may present challenges to some students with learning disabilities. Have students work with partners or in small groups so that each student can contribute according to his or her strengths. For information on suggested accommodations, select an activity below.
- Activity 1: Fingerprints
- Activity 2: Detective Work
- Activity 3: Primary Evidence
- Activity 4: What's in a Number?
- Activity 5: Loops, Arches, and Whorls
- Activity 6: The National Crime Information Center
You may also select a disability type to see the suggested accommodations across all the activities.